I need a Christmas tree to go with the plot of my Christmas play – A flea on Santa’s Tree?
This "tree" must be big enough and easy to carry. It must be cheap.
So I start with this:
I suggest to keep and store these cardboard even when there’s no immediate demand.
They can be very handy and you never know when you are going to use them!
With a bit of cutting, there I have my plain Christmas tree template:
As you can see, "the tree" stands without any support.
Then cover the tree shaped cardboard with green papers. To make it more like a tree, maybe you want to have kids do these for you. Cut green papers into smaller pieces with zigzag edges. I also have kids make a lot of polka dots in different colors.
And here’s the finished product,cheap-n-dirty classmade Christmas tree.
I also make sure the tree won’t fall in the middle of the performance:
The chair is there for two reasons:
1. to secure the tree
2. so kids can stand up there to say their lines.